• Italian course for beginners (A1)
  • 1 Greetings in Italian (hello, goodbye, ...) [0/5]
  • 2 How to introduce yourself in Italian (my name is...) [0/6]
  • 3 Asking and telling the time in Italian [0/5]
  • 4 Days of the week, months and holidays in Italian [0/6]
  • 5 How to talk about your family in Italian [0/6]
  • 6 House, rooms, furniture in Italian [0/14]
  • 7 The weather in Italian [0/5]
  • 8 Body parts in Italian [0/12]
  • 9 Clothes in Italian (shoes, accessories, fashion) [0/13]
  • 10 The colours in Italian [0/5]
  • 11 Countries and nationalities in Italian [0/6]
  • 12 Describing someone in Italian (adjectives, body) [0/9]
  • 13 Feelings and emotions in Italian (I love you) [0/7]
  • 14 Food names in Italian [0/9]
  • 15 How to order food at the restaurant in Italian [0/6]
  • 16 Animals and pets in Italian [0/14]
  • 17 Nature in Italian [0/5]
  • 18 School in Italian [0/6]
  • 19 Jobs and professions in Italian [0/6]
  • 20 The city and asking for directions in Italian [0/7]
  • 21 Hobbies and sports in Italian [0/5]
  • 22 Health in Italian [0/5]
  • 23 Wishes and proverbs in Italian [0/4]
  • When you are abroad, you could get sick and you would need some medicines and treatments.
    In this page, you can find some useful vocabulary about health (la salute).

    Hospital in Italian

    In the following table you'll find some vocabs and sentences that could be useful in a serious situation, when you have to go to the hospital (l'ospedale).

    Italian English
    il dottore the doctor
    l'infermiera the nurse
    il paziente the patient
    il chirurgo the surgeon
    il pronto soccorso the emergency room
    la sala d'aspetto the waiting room
    il reparto ospedaliero the ward
    ho bisogno di un dottore I need a doctor
    mi sono rotto un braccio I broke my arm
    mi sono rotto una gamba I broke my leg
    ho una caviglia slogata I have a sprained ankle
    l'operazione chirurgica the surgery
    la siringa the syringe
    la flebo the drip
    la stampella  the crutch
    l'ingessatura the cast
    la bendatura the bandage
    la gravidanza the pregnancy
    l'aborto the abortion
    partorire to give birth
    sanguinare to bleed 
    zoppicare to limp

    Useful expressions when you go to the doctor

    In the following table you'll find some useful vocabs when you get sick and you have to go to the doctor.

    Italian English
    il dolore the pain
    avere il raffreddore to have a cold
    avere l'influenza to have the flu
    avere mal di gola to have sore throat
    avere la tosse to have a cough
    il mal di stomaco the stomachache
    il mal di testa the headache
    il mal di schiena the backpain
    la bronchite the bronchitis
    l'asma l'asthma
    il bernoccolo the lump
    il taglio the cut
    l'infezione the infection
    disinfettare to disinfect
    gli esami del sangue the blood test
    la pressione sanguigna the blood pressure
    il termometro  the thermometer
    curare to heal / to treat
    essere allergico a... to be allergic to...
    visitare to visit
    la ricetta the prescription
    essere malato to be ill / sick
    fare male to hurt
    guarire to heal
    prenda questo sciroppo / pastiglia due volte al giorno take this syrup / tablet twice daily

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    Treatment in Italian

    Let's see the main vocabs concerning treatments.

    Italian  English
    la farmacia  the pharmacy
    la medicina the medicine
    il cerotto the patch
    la pillola  the pill
    la pastiglia the tablet
    lo sciroppo the syrup 
    la benda the bandage
    la fasciatura the sling
    l'iniezione the injection
    la crema  the cream
    l'antibiotico the antibiotic
    l'acqua ossigenata the hydrogen peroxide

    Daily dialogues

    Take a look at the following dialogue about health.

      Italian English
    Anna Oggi ho mal di testa, devo andare dal dottore Today I have some headache, I have to go to the doctor
    Emma Buona idea, lui ti darà la giusta medicina per guarire Good idea, he will give you the right medicine to heal
    Anna Nel frattempo, gli chiedo di fare gli esami del sangue e di misurarmi la pressione In the meanwhile, I will ask him to do blood texts and to measure my pressure
    Emma Io anche dovrei andare, da un po' di tempo ho mal di schiena I should go too, I have been having back pain for some time now